2017 Lesson Study Conference

May 11–12, 2017
Prieto Math and Science Academy
2231 N. Central Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
Early registration deadline: March 29, 2017

Note: to preserve the quality of the experience, registration is limited and may close early. In 2016, registration closed two weeks early.

Click here to register.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roger Howe, Yale University

This conference will feature research lessons exploring how teaching math through problem solving can help students develop the Mathematical Practices of the Common Core State Standards. Each lesson will be taught live to students, followed by an in-depth discussion about the design of the lesson and its impact on students, with final comments by an expert in elementary mathematics.

Research lessons

  • Grade 2 mathematics – topic TBA
  • Grade 5 mathematics – topic TBA

Professional development credit will be available for Chicago Public School teachers.


A tentative agenda will be posted soon. View last year’s agenda.


Early registration: $259 (by March 29).
Regular registration: $299
Discount: $30 per person for teams of 3 or more
Teams of 3 or more CPS teachers from the same school may register for free

Lunch and refreshments are included.

Payment may be made by check, purchase order, or credit card (through Paypal). Payment should be received by the registration deadline (March 29 for early bird registrations).


Registrations canceled prior to the registration deadline (April 25) will receive an 85% refund. No refunds will be given after April 25.

Lunch selection

Lunch is provided both days. Thursday bento box choices are: beef teriyaki, chicken teriyaki, fish, and tofu teriyaki. Please select your Thursday lunch when you register.


We have negotiated a block of queen rooms at the Freehand Hotel for $149/night. This was popular with our guests last year. Reservations may be made by March 27: call 312.940.3699 and request a reservation from the Lesson Study Alliance Room Block. Or click this link to register at the conference rate directly with the hotel.

Getting to Prieto

Free shuttle service will be provided between the hotel and the school. Prieto Math and Science Academy is also reachable by public transportation, either from downtown or from hotels near the airport. And there is plenty of parking at the school.